Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency is one of the eight Water Works Development Agencies, established in the new Water Act 2016. The Agency is currently under the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation. It covers 8 counties of Bomet, Homa Bay, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira and Siaya.
The Agency’s area of jurisdiction has a population of about 8.8million people with an average population growth rate of 3%, which is 17.4% of Kenya’s population as per the 2009 population census.
Approximately 65% and 35% of the population is living in the rural and urban areas respectively. Considering that most of the population is in rural areas, more emphasis is required towards development of water and sanitation infrastructure to increase coverage in rural areas. The mandate of Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency is to be responsible for efficient and economical provision of water and sanitation services within its area of jurisdiction as authorized by the Water Services Provision License and mandated by Section 68 of the Water Act 2016.
The main mandate of the Agency is to undertake development of water and sanitation infrastructure projects within its area of jurisdiction on behalf of the national government.
"Sustainable, Safe Water and Sanitation for all."
"To deliver water and sanitation infrastructure through efficient utilization of resources using appropriate technology and innovations for improved livelihoods and economic growth in the Region."
The specific functions of the Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency as per the Water Act 2016 are —
Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency is committed to providing quality customer service by developing and effectively managing water and sanitation facilities as well as establishing viable Water Service Providers that efficiently supply safe, adequate and reliable water and sewerage services at affordable tariff.
The Board, management and staff of Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency are therefore committed to do this by:
This statement provides a framework for establishing the quality objectives and will be reviewed and revised periodically to take into account changes in the organisation, customer requirements and Quality Management Practices.